A Volunteer For All Seasons

Alma Guzman

Alma Guzman

Alma Guzman has three great passions in life: volunteering, photography and travel.

Her Opera League volunteerism dates back to the League’s very inception almost thirty years ago. Since her retirement, she has been able to volunteer a whopping 450 plus hours a year. This coming season, she will serve on the Opera League board of directors for the third time. The League, and by extension LA Opera, benefit greatly from Alma’s huge contribution of time, as have over 40 citywide organizations where she has volunteered since 1973.

With her modest, soft-spoken demeanor, you can often find this delicate, enviably slender veteran volunteer, camera in hand, snapping literally hundreds of photos at Opera League events. She picked up photography, her second passion, as a teenager in Vienna. She has taken that innate talent and evolved it into a highly proficient and creative photographic art. As the Opera League’s official photographer, she happily volunteers this passion for all to enjoy.

Click here to read Paula Correia’s full article on OperaLeague.org.

Paula Correia is a third-year member of the LA Opera League. Swiss-born, she was a corporate translator in several countries before becoming a photo/writer journalist. She worked internationally then segued into a healthcare public relation career and most recently was Public Relations Director at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for 14 years.

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